“The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. The LORD is my portion, says my soul, therefore I will hope in him. The LORD is good to those who wait for him, to the soul who seeks him.” Lamentations 3:22-25
Deuteronomy 4:29 “But if from there you seek the LORD your God, you will find him if you seek him with all your heart and with all your soul.”
Matthew 5:6 “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.”
What does it mean to seek God? Seeking the Lord means seeking his presence. Presence is a common translation of the Hebrew word face. Literally, we are to seek his “face.” But this is the Hebraic way of having access to God. To be before his face is to be in his presence. Both the Old and New Testaments say it is a “setting of the mind and heart” on God. It is the conscious fixing or focusing our mind’s attention and our heart’s affection on God.
We are meant to receive God’s word and then examine it for the truth ourselves. God actually invites us to test Him and see if he doesn’t do what he has said. God’s word is meant to be read and applied into our lives. We want more and more of it, because in its pages we come to know the author and we want more and more of HIM.
God wants us to look for him with all our soul. When we can’t get enough, then we just need to constantly open our bibles so we can know what He thinks, what He says, and who He is! When we get to the point that we look in our bibles just like we look at our phones for messages and updates, then we will understand how much he really means to us. Seek God this week.